Eric Lippert 2

If you like JavaScript, the programming language, as much as I do I think you’ll really like Eric Lippert’s weblog. Eric is a Microsoft developer who works worked with JScript (the language and script interpreter/compiler) so he knows what he is talking about.

Eric confirms my theory about memory leaks in Internet Explorer in this post. IE cannot break circular references betwen COM/DOM and JS.

The only problem with his blog seems to be that he updates it too often. There were 69 printed pages of text in the JScript archive and that only covers 2 months.

  • http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/ericli/ Eric Lippert

    Hey Erik, I’m glad you like the blog. Do let me know if there are any topics you think need covering in more detail.

    A couple minor points:

    > Eric is a Microsoft developer who works with JScript

    “worked” would be more accurate. I still attend code reviews and answer questions, but I haven’t formally worked on the script engines for two years now.

    > IE cannot break circular references betwen COM/DOM and JS.

    Note that the refs _are_ broken upon navigation, so this isn’t a “real” memory leak — the memory does go away eventually. But whether it is “real” or not is academic — this can cause leak-like problems in long-lived pages.

    > he updates it too often

    I’m trying to get as much of this stuff up on the web as possible before I forget it!

  • Martijn

    Wow, that’s a great blog. Reads like a tutorial. Thank you!